Memory Keys

Rosa Boehm
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The Brief:

Memory Keys: This project is a vessel meant to help people connect with loved ones through music. "Keys" achieves this through sound vibrations and as a vessel that holds very important memories.

In this project, users are meant to "play" wooden keys that resemble the action one would use when playing the piano. This  project is based off of the piano but uses simpler mechanics to achieve sound. Instead of a hammer hitting a string, "Keys" uses a metal ball to hit copper to create sound. Apart from being somewhat of a meditative tool, "Keys" is based on a special form of communication I had with my grandmother.  For me, this project is a very important part of honoring her memory and moving on. For others, when using this, my hope is that they can connect with people they may have lost and help refresh their memory of them.